Nov 28, 2016 Pauliina Martikainen
Technology startups are not just disrupting hotels, cabs and payments. One industry after another, startups are dismantling institutions in insurance, banking, taxation, democracy, and health care, to name a few. Robots, artificial intelligence and deep neural networks are taking more responsibility in running several tasks, which raises the question about the role of work in the future. Security and privacy are becoming more important, as abuse will have critical consequences. Are we happy to give more control to machines, and at what cost?
Want to know which startups are the ones leading us to a self-driving future economy? Check out at least these three if you don’t have time to go and see all of them!
The Curious AI Company
Machine learning companies will be widely presented at Slush. Among these is The Curious AI Company. The Helsinki-based startup is aiming to build the future of AI and disrupt markets with semi- and unsupervised machine learning, which takes the human brain as its model.
AdasWorks is a full stack software company, delivering artificial intelligence based software for self-driving cars. Their software is developed to provide the full spectrum of automated driving functionalities. AdasWorks believes that cameras are the primary sensors needed for a scalable and affordable self-driving technology.
Furhat Robotics revolutionizes how people interact with information around them, with a vision of building machines with high social intelligence. The promise behind the development of Furhat is driven by a vision to build an interface that is psychologically closer to humans, and so fundamentally different from any other computer interfaces.
What is available and where to go if you are looking for program related to the self-driving society track? Among many others, these three programs on the agenda are definitely worth experiencing:
Everyone gets hacked: What is cybersecurity?
Mårten Mickos, CEO at HackerOne and founder of MySQL. Frans Rosen, Bug Bounty Hunter. On Black Stage.
Reducing the attack surface is one form of pre-emptive actions taken against hackers. What else can we do and how does the end-to-end cyber security look in the future? What purpose does cybersecurity serve when everyone gets hacked? The discussion is expected to dive into deep depths, and provide listeners with new insights and answers to these forward-looking questions.
Mobility Fireside: Naren Shaam & Nicolas Brusson
Naren Shaam, CEO and founder of GoEuro and Nicolas Brusson, CEO and founder of BlaBlaCar. On Black Stage.
This discussion will reflect on the differences between operating in the West, where driverless cars will change the landscape in profound ways, and in less well-off countries, where mobility could offer new opportunities for employment and fill gaps in transportation left by the state. We highly recommend listening as the key people of the industry look into the present and envision the future of mobility.
Fintech Startups Democratizing Capital Markets
Kirsi Larkiala, a Global Fintech Top 100 influncer, Perttu Jalkanen, Co-founder of Arex, Lasse Mäkelä, CEO of Invesdor, Tuomas Toivonen, Co-founder of Holvi, and Mikko Määttä, director of business development at Zervant. At Engine Room.
Early stage companies and startup equity are the keywords, as a perfect storm of sector trends is converged on this engaging panel discussion. Mark this on your agenda if you want to hear the thoughts of, among others, co-founder of the trading platform Arex, a company that just raised 3 million euros seed funding – the biggest seed fund round of Finnish fintech companies so far!
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